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Fisch, Johann Georg

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Works: 14 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 58 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Johann Georg Fisch
Denkschrift über die letzten Begebenheiten in der bernerischen Munizipalstadt Arau im Aergau by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

5 editions published in 1798 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe über die südlichen Provinzen von Frankreich auf einer Reise durch das Delphinat, Langedok, Rovergne, die Provenze und den Komtat Venaissin, in den Jahren 1786, 1787, und 1788 geschrieben by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

5 editions published in 1790 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Goeorg Fisch's Reise durch die südlichen Provinzen von Frankreich kurz vor dem Ausbruche der Revolution in Briefen by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

2 editions published in 1795 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Georg Fisch's Reise durch die südlichen Provinzen von Frankreich kurz vor dem Ausbruche der Revolution. In Briefen. Zweite unveränderte Ausgabe by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le récit de voyage de Johann Georg Fisch, un élevé-predicant Suisse dans le midi à la veille de la Revolution Française by Richard Parisot( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study is devoted to the travel journal of the german-speaking swiss, Johann Georg Fisch, briefe uber die sudlichen provinzen von frankreich, published in 1790, following a stay in the languedoc and in provence which lasted from 1786 to 1788, on the eve of the french revolution. The study attempts to fill a gap - since this work, which has never been translated into french, has not been the subject of any specific detailed research - and to show that fisch is very much within the tradition of foreign travellers, bringing to france all the preconceived ideas of a swiss preacher and man of the enlightenment. While preferring swiss freedom to french despotism, he nevertheless does sometimes come under the charm of the country and its inhabitants, and although he indulges in fierce criticism of the institutions and excessive displays of catholic piety and certain customs, he depicts with interest, and great attention to detail, the countryside, the people, farm work and the factories. His originality lies m the way he presents the cevennes, which at that time had been little explored by foreigners, in his description of the industrial enclaves and in the ideal portrait which he paints of protestants as zealous and industrious at all levels of society. Some obscure parts of the journal seem to point to the fact that Fisch's travels were perhaps financed by a swiss economic society and that the work might be a report on the state of france. The author does, however, introduce some personal touches: whereas the section on provence corresponds to the obligatory itineraries of the travellers, his vision of the Languedoc, still very much under the influence of baroque or classicism, manages to break free from this yoke, when fisch, unable to refer to the accounts of previous travellers, gives way to almost pre-romantic sentiment, musing on the passage of time while amongst the ruins or, from a mountain top in the cevennes, pondering the mystery of infinite spaces
Anrede bey der öffentlichen Sizung des neuen Aargauischen Erziebungs-Rathes, gehalten der 16. Jenner 1799 by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

2 editions published in 1799 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Briefe über die südlichen Provinzen von Frankreich by Johann G Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1790 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Denkschrift über die letzton Begebenheiten in der Bernerischen Munizipalstadt Arau im Aargau by Johann Georg Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1798 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fisch, Joh. Georg 1758-1799

Fisch, Johann G. 1758-1799

Johann Georg Fisch (1758-1799)

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German (29)

French (1)